The Steelers have taken a 23-7 lead in Sunday's matchup with the Raiders, taking advantage of a Jimmy Garoppolo interception to get increase their advantage.
Garoppolo threw an ill-advised deep pass on the right side for Jakobi Meyers, who was surrounded by two Pittsburgh defenders. Cornerback Patrick Peterson came down with the errant ball at the Steelers’ 19-yard line for Pittsburgh’s second takeaway of the game.
Quarterback Kenny Pickett began the ensuing drive with a 17-yard pass to George Pickens. Tight end Pat Freiermuth caught a 14-yard pass to get down to Vegas’ 30-yard line. And a play later, the tight end caught a 13-yard touchdown to give Pittsburgh a 16-point lead with 3:56 left in the third quarter.
The Steelers have now scored 23 straight points after Davante Adams opened the scoring with a 32-yard touchdown.
Pickett has completed 14-of-23 passes for 224 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.